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What are some good snacks or meals that have a high salt/sodium content? Also, what about "salt tablets"?

By HERWriter January 31, 2014 - 5:12pm
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I have just been diagnosed with dysautonomia, and the cardiologist recommended that as a lifestyle change to combat my low blood pressure (which leads to symptoms like fainting), I significantly increase my salt intake.

He also said that I could take a "salt tablet" supplement to help. My pharmacy said they'd have to order it for me because they don't keep it in store. What kind of dosage or regimen might be good to try?

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I know this is late, but if someone else comes here for help, I thought I'd post my tip. I'll read and search for articles/lists that say things like, "10 high sodium foods to avoid" or "Surprising foods with high sodium". Basically, lists of foods to avoid for certain heart conditions are just as helpful for us that need to increase salt intake. Salt tablets such as S!Caps have been helpful as well. I hope this helps.

May 26, 2019 - 8:09am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello, Anon!

It's never too late. Your tips can help others.

Thank you for sharing!


May 26, 2019 - 1:09pm

Hello Kelsey,

You need to ask your cardiologist these questions. I am not used to some one needing to increase sodium intake.


January 31, 2014 - 6:34pm
HERWriter (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks, Maryann. Yes, I was thinking that, but since it's the weekend, I had to leave a message to hopefully be answered next week. So I guess I wondered and thought it'd be worth a try to ask here.

January 31, 2014 - 8:36pm
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